The Advocacy Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the development of products, projects and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Families and Advocates Partnership
for Education (FAPE) provides information and resources
for families and advocates about the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act of 1997 (IDEA) and promising practices, including
fact sheets on many aspects of special education in several languages.
Council of Parent Attorneys
and Advocates (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt
organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to
improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents
of children with disabilities.
Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national
law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the
civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation,
advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys,
advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with
IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes
for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies
and stakeholders through shared work and learning. http://www.ideapartnership.org/
Your Case is a three-hour self directed course on how to communicate with public officials by effectively telling your personal story, writing a letter, providing testimony, and communicating in positive ways. http://www.partnersinpolicymaking.com/makingyourcase
Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. (NAPAS)
is the voluntary national membership association of the P&As
and CAPs. The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System and Client
Assistance Program (CAP) comprise the nationwide network of congressionally
mandated, legally based disability rights agencies.
accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and
advocacy for children with disabilities, a newsletter and several